turn around and do something

turn around and do something
turn around and do (or say) something
informal used to convey that someone's actions or words are perceived as unexpected, unwelcome, or confrontational

then she just turned around and said she wasn't coming after all

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turn round/around and do sth idiom
(informal) used to report what sb says or does, when this is surprising or annoying

How could she turn round and say that, after all I've done for her?

Main entry:turnidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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